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Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin 1937 - 2008

I can clearly remember the first time I ever saw George Carlin.

My dad introduced me to him when I was in 7th grade. My dad and he actually shared a bit of the same non-traditional views on life. Even at that young age, I could identify with what Carlin was saying. It was beyond funny and truer than most words I would ever hear spoken.

Later, as some of you may recall, Carling had a television show in the early 90s.


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- George Carlin, the dean of counterculture comedians whose biting insights on life and language were immortalized in his "Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV" routine, died of heart failure Sunday. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.


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Carlin was a voice of sanity amongst a a cacophonous choir of others. He took everyone to task and attempted to show the world that if you take yourself too seriously you're going to look like a blithering idiot.

He will be missed terribly.

And if you don't believe me, i've got seven words for you:

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